Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday balance

The new thing is that the photos come out backwards so that works for me. Before dusk I went out and walked the land. The fields are a mix of old summer and almost ready winter. My love for the land embraces me as the light sweeps lower and shorter.

There was a good rally for NO on 8 today.

The most intense part of the day was the baby shower for Deepika whose husband was killed by a drunk driver a few days after they found out about her pregnancy with their first child. Here's a bit about that:
"Drunk Driver Kills husband and father-to-be, gets probation"
"On August 6th, 2008, Troy Hovey, a 36 year old from Chico, California, drank to excess, resulting in a blood alcohol content three times the legal limit. Mr. Hovey got behind the wheel of his vehicle and drove at speeds in excess of almost twice the legal speed limit, crashing through a sign and continuing to drive north in the south bound lane of highway 99 at the north end of Chico. Amit Tandon was returning home after a day of work, selling his delicious Indian food to hungry patrons in the north state. Troy Hovey hit Amit Tandon head-on, Mr. Tandon was pronounced dead at the scene, Mr. Hovey walked away with minor injuries. On October 15, Troy Hovey was scheduled for sentencing after first pleading not guilty, then changing his plea to no contest. Troy Hovey, for his crimes, in what is being seen by many as a travesty of justice, was sentenced to three years probation and 180 days in jail (of which approximately 60 days have been served) with an opportunity for early release into an alcohol treatment program."
Lastly, I spent a few hours gathering signatures to save our farm, home of the produce on this table, from urban reserve designation and high density residential zoning. When I do something I don't feel so desperate and helpless.


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